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        05-17-2010, 10:19 PM
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    Tornadoes...Tornadoes..Tornadoes

    Anyone else around here get tornadoes around here? I am dang tired of 'em.


    And not that that, our weather men are complete ******s. I could do a better job at predicting weather than they could. For instance, just earlier today we went under a T Storm warning with no noticeable rotation. Not a big deal. Thunderstorms here is like snow in Canada. It happens.

    BUT, my brother, Dad, and I were outside piddling with my brother's new truck and out of nowhere freakishly strong winds (and remember, I'm from TN, strong winds to me could be hurricane worthy to you) start howling and before we know it trees are blowing around everywhere. About half a mile from us a small tornado pops up.

    Like I said, there is a difference between a T Storm with no rotation and a freaking tornado forming out of nowhere.

    Anywho, minor rant. Just a couple of injuries here and there, but no deaths from this one.
         
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        05-17-2010, 10:57 PM
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    Green Broke
    Glad to hear you're ok! We had some tornadoes in the area last week.
         
        05-18-2010, 11:58 AM
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    Thank you for posting this, I now know that I never want to live in TN. Jeesh, that would suck!
         
        05-18-2010, 01:22 PM
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    Green Broke
    Because they do come out of nowhere. We had one that hit our street. Like legitament horrible damage. And they barly predicted it because they are totally unpredictable.
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        05-18-2010, 01:39 PM
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    We don't have those here but had to say I'm glad you're okay.

    Also I've caught those are difficult to predict.
         
        05-18-2010, 04:36 PM
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    We're expecting some tornadoes in south-eastern, eastern CO later today and each afternoon for the rest of the week. Hoping that we don't get any real bad ones this year...we had one a year ago and then in '98 that wiped out entire towns.
    Never seen or experienced one yet thankfully, as we're right on the edge of the plains. They usually hit about 5-10 miles away, but we sure can see those angry looking clouds from here...
         
        05-18-2010, 05:57 PM
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    Anyone else around here get tornadoes around here? I am dang tired of 'em.


    And not that that, our weather men are complete ******s. I could do a better job at predicting weather than they could. For instance, just earlier today we went under a T Storm warning with no noticeable rotation. Not a big deal. Thunderstorms here is like snow in Canada. It happens.

    BUT, my brother, Dad, and I were outside piddling with my brother's new truck and out of nowhere freakishly strong winds (and remember, I'm from TN, strong winds to me could be hurricane worthy to you) start howling and before we know it trees are blowing around everywhere. About half a mile from us a small tornado pops up.

    Like I said, there is a difference between a T Storm with no rotation and a freaking tornado forming out of nowhere.

    Anywho, minor rant. Just a couple of injuries here and there, but no deaths from this one.
    It's so interesting to read the attitude you have towards tornadoes. I would had a heart attack in your position. I am from Canada so yes, you're right snow to us is, from the sounds of it what a tornado is to you.

    I find we have it better. You know a storm is coming in, you stay at home or at a friends, where as a tornado YIKES. Where do you go?! What about your home, your personal belongings, the things you are attached to.
         
        05-18-2010, 07:30 PM
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    It's so interesting to read the attitude you have towards tornadoes. I would had a heart attack in your position. I am from Canada so yes, you're right snow to us is, from the sounds of it what a tornado is to you.

    I find we have it better. You know a storm is coming in, you stay at home or at a friends, where as a tornado YIKES. Where do you go?! What about your home, your personal belongings, the things you are attached to.
    Well, they are kind of scary, I guess. But I would much rather have a two minute tornado than a snowstorm that could potentially last days.

    Depending on the size and strength of the tornado, sometimes we just stay in the house and sometimes we will go out to the storm shelter. My first priority is setting the horses free so that they can defend themselves.

    I live in a brick home, so it is rarely damaged. There was one time an F4 tore half of our roof off, but insurance covered that pretty quickly. The barn has only been damaged once, and never had I had a horse injured.

    I don't know. I guess ya just get used to them.
         
        05-18-2010, 07:59 PM
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    Well, they are kind of scary, I guess. But I would much rather have a two minute tornado than a snowstorm that could potentially last days.

    Depending on the size and strength of the tornado, sometimes we just stay in the house and sometimes we will go out to the storm shelter. My first priority is setting the horses free so that they can defend themselves.

    I live in a brick home, so it is rarely damaged. There was one time an F4 tore half of our roof off, but insurance covered that pretty quickly. The barn has only been damaged once, and never had I had a horse injured.

    I don't know. I guess ya just get used to them.
    Waw that is unreal. Glad nothing has ever happened! You are right about the snowstorm. Here we live in snow about 5 months out of the year so you're right.
         
        05-19-2010, 02:13 PM
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    Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
    It's so interesting to read the attitude you have towards tornadoes. I would had a heart attack in your position. I am from Canada so yes, you're right snow to us is, from the sounds of it what a tornado is to you.

    I find we have it better. You know a storm is coming in, you stay at home or at a friends, where as a tornado YIKES. Where do you go?! What about your home, your personal belongings, the things you are attached to.
    Living without tornadoes and with snowy winters, I think it pretty same way.

    If you don't mind me asking, how can you live with all that? An idea about losing my home (that I'd have invested all ways, economically, mentally etc) would be really scary. Then that stress that you never know when a tornado comes and wipes it all away, or what if someone hurts etc. How can you live with that?

    Hope you didn't find that rude, I'm just curious.
         

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